Friday, October 3, 2014

DIY: The Great Cape.....no I'm not a super hero, I just want to look like one!

I made this cape as part of the Monthly Stitch. (10 & 11 out of 20 patterns)  I used NewLook 6152 for this cape and a version of Simplicity 1699 for the pants. If you follow me you know that most of my sewing is for my daughter Mori, when she saw this she was like I really like that fabric. I said hold that thought .......this one is for me. When I told her I was making pants in the same fabric , she said, "umm that's a little too much, don't you think?" I think I kinda rolled my eyes when she said that and I said "go big or go home." The Cape and pants done and I dare say it's not too much cause I'ma Boss!

Cape:NewLook 6152
The pros: This pattern was super easy. 
The cons: I opted not to sew the bottom together per the instructions, I was concerned about the lining  not laying flat with the rest of the cape. It was a beast to get that lining not to show. I decided to tack my lining to the seams, which was not part of the instructions.

Pants:Simplicity 1699 
The pros: It's all gravy, easy peasy!
The Cons: Nada! Zilch!











Here is my super cool lining! I wanted to have fun with the inside and I think I achieved that and then some. Look at me tooting my own horn....Toot Toot!



I whipped up a simple pair of pants to match this cape.The pants are super long because I made them to wear with heels and I only wanted to see the points of my shoes sticking out when I am wearing these. When I started with the photos I remembered that I had a pink pair of pumps that would look great in the photos. With that being  said I was literally walking on the pants because my pink pumps were only a 1 1/2 inch heel. I say that to say this, I know the pants are to long in these photos! 












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  1. Very nice, the two are definitely not too much especially with the white shirt. Love the fit of the pants. You did an awesome job.

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    1. See I told my daughter!, I can't wait until the fall to wear this. I am going to take in the pants just a little in the waist though. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I plan to make some of the other cape patterns that I have as well.Hope you're following me for the updates!

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  3. GORGEOUS! I love it. Great fall ensemble. :D

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    1. Thanks Andie, I'm in love with this outfit!

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  4. Girl I think you are rocking it!! I think the whole outfit looks great!! Good jib.

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  5. Beautiful. Not too much. Just right.

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  6. You are wearing that outfit. A cape is a fresher take on outerwear, I like it.

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  7. Luv the outfit. I have this cape pattern, and I think I will dust it off. Thanks for the motivation!

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    1. You go right ahead and dust it off and get to sewing, it's too easy not to! Share pics if....I mean when you make yours!

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  8. You are a super hero! nice job on the outfit!

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  9. You look regal Lady! I love the cape which seems to be in for 2014 winter wear! Nice choice in fabrics as well.

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    1. Thanks, I had to make something for myself! Fabric was such a bargain I had to get it!

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  10. The lining and the pants make this superb! You look amazing in this!

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    1. Thank you this was one of my rare appearances!!

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